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HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing

National ID: HLT54121 State ID: BGW5
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This qualification reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under the direct or indirect supervision of a registered nurse.

Enrolled nurses provide nursing care for people across the health care continuum and at all stages of life.

To be eligible to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse and to practice in Australia, individuals must complete a Diploma of Nursing program accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) and approved as ‘an approved program of study’ by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) in accordance with the Enrolled Nurse Accreditation Standards. To confirm the education provider holds the necessary accreditation check the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) at www.ahpra.gov.au.

The scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation.

This qualification may contribute to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia's (NMBA) registration requirements to practice as an enrolled nurse.

Please note: This course replaces the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing course.(opens in a new tab)

Free in 2023

This course will be FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

RTO Entrance Requirements

All applicants who provide an expression of interest for the Diploma of Nursing course will need to attend a pre-enrolment interview for all campuses.

Students that are required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to provide a formal English language skills test when applying for registration must provide a formal English language test result demonstrating they have achieved the NMBA specified level of English language skills, prior to commencement of the program.

Students are required to provide evidence of having sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program's academic and workplace experience requirements, prior to commencing the program.

All applicants will need to meet with nursing staff prior to enrolment. A selection process including Language, Literacy and Numeracy testing is required to be completed prior to being offered a position in the Diploma of Nursing.

Detailed information regarding this process is below:

English Language Evidence required for entry into the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing course.

All applicants for the Diploma of Nursing must meet the following requirements to be considered for an offer of place.

LLN Robot Assessment

All students will sit the LLN Robot assessment to assess students reading and numeracy levels. The test will be scheduled at each campus at dates and times to suit each location. This assessment will be conducted on campus under supervision of Central Regional TAFE staff in invigilated conditions. Students must provide photographic identification when presenting to complete assessment.

The report generated by the LLN Robot will indicate the exit level of the candidate. Candidates must achieve an ACSF exit level 3 in reading and numeracy to be eligible for enrolment.

In addition, applicants must meet Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements as follows:

Evidence of meeting at least one of the English Language standards listed below:

  1. Demonstrate that they have attended and satisfactorily completed at least six (6) years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States of America. At least two years must be between years 7 and 12.

Acceptable Evidence

  • Certified colour copy of transcript or
  • A statutory declaration indicating they have satisfactorily completed at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least two years between years 7 and 12.

OR

  1. Demonstrate that they can provide evidence of three and a half (3.5) years (fulltime equivalent) of continuous education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries. This would then equate to a total of five (5) years (fulltime equivalent after the completion of the eighteen (18) month Diploma of Nursing qualification.

NOTE: The completion of the fulltime equivalent continuous education must be a combination of the following:

  1. vocational and secondary education taught and assessed in English; or
  2. tertiary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
  3. combined tertiary, secondary and vocational education taught and assessed in English; or
  4. tertiary education taught and assessed in English from one or more of the recognised countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Acceptable Evidence

  • Certified colour copy of transcript or
  • A statutory declaration indicating they have satisfactorily completed at least 3.5 years continuous study completed in a recognised country.

OR

3. Have completed one of the following English language tests:

  1. IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the 4 components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  2. OET with a minimum score of B in each of the 4 components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  3. PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the 4 communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  4. TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 as well as at least 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking.

Acceptable Evidence

  • Certified colour copy of test result

Clearances required for Diploma of Nursing. 

A number of health and legal clearances and screenings are required for students entering the Diploma of Nursing course:

  • National Police Clearance Approximate cost $59-$69
  • Working with Children Check Approximate cost $11-$83 depending on employment
  • Health Department Clearance Approximate cost $33 (Price reduced if holding a current National Police Certificate)
  • Health Assessment by a General Practitioner Approximate cost $80-$120 depending on provider fees
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check Approximate cost $11

Immunisation (or evidence of immunisation and immunity) to the following:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Varicella
  • Rubella
  • MRSA
  • Influenza
  • Poliomyelitis
  • COVID-19

Hepatitis B - Students must produce evidence of at least two vaccinations to proceed to Stage 1 practical placement. Evidence of the third vaccination followed by a blood test which determines level of immunity must be received before Stage 2 practical placement. Failure to produce evidence will result in exclusion from practical placement. In the event of non-sero conversion students will be required to see the Coordinator to discuss options.

Approximate cost of screening for the above diseases includes a Doctor’s visit (can be combined with the health assessment above to save costs).  If a separate appointment approximately $80-$120.  If immunisation is required, a cost will be incurred for the vaccine, and this will vary depending on what is required. Approximate cost of $36‑$50 per immunisation depending on the provider.

Work placement

There is formal work placement for students in this qualification. Students must complete 400hrs Clinical placement to complete the qualification.

  • Stage 1 – 80 hours of placement
  • Stage 2 – 160 hours of placement (120 hours acute, 40 hours primary health)
  • Stage 3 – 160 hours of placement (80 hours acute, 40 hours mental health, 40 hours palliative)

This Clinical Placement will occur in acute and aged care facilities in the Midwest Regional and an additional 40hrs in Mental Health unit in Perth.

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Diploma of Nursing.

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Study options and how to apply

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Semester 1, 2023

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Duration 18 Months
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Geraldton
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Duration 18 Months
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Northam
How Classroom

 

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Details
Duration 18 Months
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Kalgoorlie
How Classroom

 

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Use the APPLY NOW box to register and apply for this course.  Our Lecturer will assess your application online. You can follow the Register & Apply guide here.

FEES

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